Colourful Celery Experiment

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the celery experiment

For her Science Fair project this year, Granola Girl chose to do the celery experiment. She started by filling plastic cups with water and food colouring, then placed a freshly cut celery stalk in each cup.

colourful celery


The colour climbed up the celery stalk through the capillaries, demonstrating how plants pull up the water and nutrients.

For her presentation, Granola Girl showed pictures of the process, wrote out the process and drew what happened.

This is such an easy science experiment to do and a great visual aid for kids learning about plants!


  1. Great idea. I was planning to show how plants eat with carnations, but I never make it to the flower store. I have celery in the fridge. Great job!
    Blessings, Dawn

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